The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning the public about puppy selling scams that have surfaced in the last few months. The idea is that an online posting indicates that someone is re-homing a puppy on behalf of their ill family member who can’t care for it anymore. The puppy is free of charge, but the interested party must pay for shipping through a specific shipper at the request of the seller. The BBB has received numerous reports via Scam Tracker of an online scam just like this, where consumers have reported personal losses between $400-500 each. The same seller was offering different puppies, such as Rottweilers and golden doodles, on at least 15 separate online postings. Once the buyers sent the payment to the shipping company for the puppy, the
Google is warning Android users that it doesn’t carry Fortnite Battle Royale in the Play Store. If you search for Fortnite in the Play Store, it will return a notice from Google. “Fortnite Battle Royal by Epic Games, Inc is not available on Google Play,” the sign says, likely as a clarification to users, as first spotted by 9to5Google. By saying upfront that the Play Store doesn’t have Fortnite, Google is attempting to protect unknowing users who might download some malicious clone of the app. Epic Games requires users who want to run Fortnite on Android to download an APK of the beta directly from its site. The decision essentially cuts Google out of potential revenue from app purchases, which would have been a 30 percent cut. Android settings also usually dissuade users from down
August 10. 2018 10:47PM Rockingham County Sheriff Michael Hureau (Courtesy) Rockingham County Sheriff Michael G. Hureau alerted residents Friday to a sinister scam in which thieves managed to spoof the Sheriff’s Department’s phone number while making demands on the telephone for money.Spoofing occurs when a criminal is able to make the telephone number of a legitimate agency appear on the caller ID of the recipient’s answering machine while a scam call is being placed.Hureau said Friday a spoof call was made urging a resident to contact a deputy regarding cash owed to the sheriff’s office in regards to warrants.“This is a spoofing attack to scare victims to release money to these criminals over the telephone by mimicking an actual official teleph
Google Chrome, the most widely used Internet browser, has officially started warning users that unencrypted Web pages are “not secure.” Among those “not secure,” as of Aug. 9: The front pages of the official government websites for 14 states and four of the nation’s 10 most populous cities. Encryption — most easily represented with an “HTTPS” rather than “HTTP” in front of a site’s Web address — is the practice of encoding data traveling between a website and its visitor so that any third parties who are a
1280x960_60513B00-RDZCC.jpgWASHINGTON COUNTY, NY & ORLANDO, FL â After our CBS 6 investigation, an online dating advisor is offering help to prevent people from falling victim to dating scams.CBS6 first profiled Deborah Guitarâs situation earlier this month.âHe destroyed me, and I didnât have faith in people,â Guitar told CBS 6.Guitar, a widow who lives in Washington County, thought she landed a catch when she met âDarnell Michaelâ on the dating website Plenty of Fish.âYou want to meet someone, just to have companionship,â Guitar said.The only problem was the pictures used in the profile are not of Darnell Michael. The photos actually show Flamur Gashi, a former Albanian Ambassador. The diplomat is an unwilling participant in what Deb soon realized was a nightmare:
Google is expressing concerns to the Department of Commerce that the so-called "right to be forgotten" could spread from Europe to other areas of the world.Judges on Europe's highest court created the controversial right four years ago, when they ruled that Google (and other search engines) can be forced to delete links to information about EU residents at their request, if their right to privacy outweighs the public interest in the information.Google now says it's worried that the right to be forgotten could expand beyond the EU. "We have done our best to comply responsibly, but we disagreed with the ruling in Europe and would have concerns about this principle being exported to other jurisdictions," Google said in a recent filing with the National Telecommunications and Information Ad...
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By Ben Stupples Google has publicly warned about incorrect assumptions on the role of user data in its search engine business amid efforts to impose a new tax on such activity. “When it comes to search engine advertising, which is obviously our core business model, the role of user data in that is vastly overestimated,” Andrew Ure, head of trade and economic affairs for Alphabet Inc.'s Google, said July 2 at a University of Oxford business tax conference. Ure’s comments follow a European Union proposal in March to impose a new tax on the revenue of internet-based businesses that derive significant commercial value from user data. In a March 21 memo, the European Commission grouped “search engines” alongside s